Name: 1LT Thomas Edward Jones, Jr.
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 03/21/1969 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 25.5
Date of Birth: 09/19/1943
Home City: Beltsville, MD
Service: IN branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 335 AHC
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 68-514/68-24
Service: IN branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 29W-100
Short Summary: While in formation departing Blackhorse, went IFR and crashed.
Aircraft: UH-1H tail number 66-16928
Service number: O5346443
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 1981 = 19 Rotary Wing Aviator (Unit Commander)
Primary cause: A/C Accident WX
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: fire or burns
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Started Tour: 11/05/1968
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
Length of service: 02
Location: Hau Nghia Province III Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Non-hostile - died of other causes
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Episcopal (Anglican)
Burial information: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, VA
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: non-battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: officer
This record was last updated on 07/20/1996
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